Public Policy/Law

Immigration Law and Policy

Posted: October 15, 2021 at 6:13 pm

Dr. Waslin can discuss many aspects of immigration law and policy including immigration history, current policy developments, immigration enforcement, citizenship, legalization, immigration federalism (the relationship between the federal, state and local governments), the role of the executive branch in immigration policy-making, and state immigration policies. She can also discuss the contributions of immigrants to sports […]

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Michele Waslin

Social Security and Retirement Policy

Posted: October 4, 2021 at 4:05 pm

Professor Slavov can cover a variety of topics related to retirement and Social Security (ranging from policy options to individual decisions about when to claim benefits).

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Sita Slavov

Education Policy

Posted: October 4, 2021 at 3:25 pm

Dr. Steinberg’s research addresses issues of educational significance at the intersection of the economics of education and education policy, including: teacher evaluation and human capital; urban school reform; school discipline and safety; and school finance. His work aims to inform local and national policy discussions on the impact of education policies and practices on the […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop

Matthew Steinberg

Failure of Leadership

Posted: August 23, 2021 at 3:31 pm

Lesson learned in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. A soldier’s analysis of the justifications, mistakes, miscalculations, and combat operations that characterized America’s longest wars.

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

John Villanueva

Land Back: The Movement for Indigenous Rights and Decolonization throughout the Americas

Posted: July 30, 2021 at 2:54 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:16 pm

Indigenous Peoples throughout North and South America find themselves on the front lines of struggles over natural resources–land, forests, rivers, and subsoil minerals–and they are not shying away from the fight. From Chile to the Arctic Circle, native communities have been organizing for recognition and partnering with allies to protect sacred places. Beyond the ethical […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, LCD Projector, Screen

Jeremy Campbell

Amazon Rainforest: Social and Environmental Dimensions of a Crucial World Region

Posted: July 30, 2021 at 2:52 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 7:05 pm

The world’s largest and most biodiverse tropical rainforest, Amazonia has come under increasing threat in recent years. Understanding what’s at stake for the global climate requires an appreciation for the complex entanglements of landscape, culture, and politics in the region. Solutions to the environmental crises of deforestation, land degradation, fire, and climate change lie in […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, LCD Projector, Screen

Jeremy Campbell

Border Security

Posted: July 13, 2021 at 3:11 pm, Last Updated: July 13, 2021 at 3:14 pm

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Immigration

Posted: July 13, 2021 at 2:51 pm

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Organized Crime

Posted: July 13, 2021 at 2:49 pm, Last Updated: July 13, 2021 at 2:51 pm

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

The Great Facade: How Surveillance Capitalism Almost Toppled the World’s Greatest Democracy and the European Union

Posted: November 30, 2020 at 8:40 pm, Last Updated: July 1, 2021 at 2:57 pm

We’ve all witnessed the changes in public and personal discourse and civility since the 2016 presidential election. Unfortunately, it seems as if the country is plunging into a downward spiral, and the death of reason is inevitable.  How did we get here?  Together, we will examine the intersections and impacts of foreign and domestic influence […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen, White Board, and Markers

John Villanueva

Criminal Justice Reform: Understanding the Root of the Problem and the Cost of the Cure

Posted: November 30, 2020 at 8:35 pm, Last Updated: July 1, 2021 at 2:56 pm

How did the police – sworn to protect and serve their communities – come to be seen as an occupying force by disadvantaged communities throughout America? Why have they lost the faith and confidence of the communities they serve? What needs to be done to turn the tide and restore the profession of policing and […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen, White Board, and Markers

John Villanueva

Civil Death, Incarceration, and Their Effects in the United States

Posted: July 24, 2020 at 12:21 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:16 pm

Mass conviction, mass incarceration, and mass disenfranchisement currently deprive millions of Americans of civil and voting rights. Civil death, while initially framed as related to a crime or infraction of law, continues to follow the formerly incarcerated to the grave. This presentation examines the backstory of these policies, the historic racial implications, interpretations of human […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen

Patricia A. Maulden

Mass Fatality Investigations and War Crimes

Posted: May 14, 2020 at 12:23 pm, Last Updated: July 6, 2021 at 7:31 pm

Dr. Falsetti has been deployed to many mass fatality situations including military mishaps, commercial airline mass disasters (American Eagle, TWA 800), domestic terrorism (Oklahoma City Bombing), foreign terrorism (World Trade Center), and natural disasters (GA Floods, Thai Tsunami and Haitian Earthquake). In Bosnia & Herzegovina, Anthony managed mortuaries and field teams whose mission was to […]

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Anthony Falsetti

Forensic Anthropology and Death Investigation

Posted: May 14, 2020 at 12:21 pm, Last Updated: July 6, 2021 at 7:31 pm

Forensic anthropology is the examination of human skeletal remains for law enforcement agencies to help with the recovery of human remains, to determine the identity of unidentified human remains, interpret trauma, and estimate time since death. Physical anthropologists develop methods to evaluate bones to understand people who lived in the past. Such questions might include: […]

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Anthony Falsetti

Current Events

Posted: December 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm, Last Updated: December 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

Immigration, Demographic Change, Populism, Nativism, Backlash, Minority Politics, Islam, Identity Politics, Brexit, White Working Class Voters, United States, Europe, Middle East, Policy Communication

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Justin Gest

The Affects of HIPAA on Privacy and Security

Posted: November 12, 2019 at 1:12 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:12 pm

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is federal legislation that addresses issues ranging from health insurance coverage to national standard identifiers for healthcare providers. The portions that are important for our purposes are those that deal with protecting the privacy (confidentiality) and security (safeguarding) of health data, which HIPAA calls Protected Health Information […]

A/V requirements: Screen, White Board and Markers

Matthew Hicks

Cancel Culture as a New Social Conflict: Reputation Management Lessons

Posted: August 20, 2019 at 7:17 pm, Last Updated: July 12, 2021 at 7:16 pm

Reputation management has become more complicated in the context of new ethics. This presentation addresses an ongoing social conflict represented in cancel culture and moral outrage campaigns. The presentation illustrates new ways to counter reputational crises through pre-emptive inoculation and image repair strategies whether it be scientific arguments or attacks on individuals or organizations.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD Screen

Sergei A. Samoilenko

Mexico-U.S. Relations

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 7:08 pm

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 2:10 pm, Last Updated: July 13, 2021 at 2:44 pm

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera (Ph.D. in Political Science, The New School for Social Research) is Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Her areas of expertise are Mexico-U.S. relations, organized crime, immigration, border security, social movements and human trafficking. She was the Principal Investigator of a research grant to study organized […]

Robert L. Deitz

Posted: December 18, 2018 at 8:43 pm, Last Updated: June 29, 2021 at 2:05 pm

Lawyer in private practice; general counsel NSA; senior counselor to the direct CIA; professor of public policy.

Implementing Policy/Practice Reform in U.S. Corrections Agencies

Posted: September 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm

As organizations move scientific, scholarly research into work environments, our knowledge of implementation processes grows. However, scholars still know little about how managers and staff acquire knowledge about evidence-based or evidence-informed practices (EBPs/EIPs), how much they understand them and how they are used. This study examines how organizational actors understand, negotiate and implement reforms including […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector

Danielle S. Rudes

Amy Murphy

Posted: February 24, 2015 at 7:40 pm, Last Updated: March 30, 2021 at 3:10 pm

Amy Murphy, MPP, joined the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) in 2009. Amy serves as Project Director for the RNR Simulation Tool, an online suite of tools that operationalizes the Risk-Need-Responsivity principles. Amy’s additional projects at ACE include SOARING 2, an eLearning curriculum for criminal justice supervision officers, JSTEPS, an implementation study on contingency […]

Why Everyone Should Care About the Problem of the Healthcare Uninsured

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

The number of health care uninsured continues to grow, adding to the problem of growing health care costs, public health problems and growing business sector personnel costs. This presentation outlines the causes and consequences of health uninsurance and what public and private sector options can be used to address this complex problem.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

P.J. Maddox

White House Czars and the Decline of Democratic Accountability

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm, Last Updated: March 22, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Presidents increasingly have appointed so-called czars to make policy, administer programs, and allocate budgets. The practice is controversial given that these newly created offices are not confirmed and not subject to testify. The presentation covers the history and growth of presidential use of czars and then assesses the Obama Administration’s continued and expanded use of […]

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Mark J. Rozell

Transportation and Air Quality

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:53 pm, Last Updated: July 12, 2021 at 7:26 pm

The role of transportation on regional air quality, mitigation and policy implications.

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Mohan Venigalla

President v. Congress: The Constitution and the Growth of Presidential Powers

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:15 pm

An analysis of the evolution of presidential powers and what Congress can do to check presidents who overreach their authority.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Mark J. Rozell

Poverty, Inequality, and Conflict

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm, Last Updated: June 29, 2021 at 5:07 pm

How do poverty and inequality generate violent conflict even in a wealthy nation like the U.S.A.? What can be done to alter or eliminate the root causes of crime, structural violence, and war? This lecture brings the insights of conflict analysis and resolution to bear on an increasingly critical domestic problem.

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Richard Rubenstein

New Approaches to Treatment During Incarceration

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm, Last Updated: July 9, 2021 at 2:40 pm

New research provides a framework for more constructive treatment approaches to break the cycle of crime.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

June Tangney

Highways, Land Use, Transit and Transportation Policy, Planning & Finance

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:09 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 6:40 pm

Transportation funding, finance, the Interstate Highway System, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), transportation and land use, technological standardization, and information systems strategic planning, infrastructure banks, secondary road policy, transportation planning and urban development, environmental impact, and decision making.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Jonathan Gifford

Health Policy

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:01 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 6:08 pm

Health Care Reform. Professor Alison Cuellar can address the following topics regarding health care reform: private health insurance, employer provided health insurance, medicare, medicaid, mental health and substance abuse treatment., telehealth

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Alison Cuellar

Foreign Policy

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:21 pm, Last Updated: June 30, 2021 at 7:24 pm

Ambassador Kauzlarich can address any number of topics regarding foreign policy, the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, international energy and economic issues, energy transition and sustainability, role of US local governments in international relations, human rights, conflict resolution and peacemaking, and humanitarian aid.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Richard Kauzlarich

Financial Regulations

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Current federal and state regulations of financial services companies and their impact on financial institution and market performance.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Jerry Hanweck

Auction Use by the Federal Government

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:17 pm, Last Updated: September 29, 2021 at 4:50 pm

A variety of government agencies use various auction strategies to both buy and sell goods and services. This talk will discuss auction designs and their uses within the federal government.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Karla Hoffman